However, very soon the situation changed. This literary time period also included works from John Dryden, who used elegance and cleverness in his writings. The way of converging folk speech and literary language. Charless recovery of the throne to the years until the expulsion of James II in 1688 or until the death of John Dryden in 1700. The reader is able to understand the values and ethics of the time through the description detailed by Samuel Pepys and the reader is also exposed to the life a man in the 1660s.
Lots of his subsequent works were odes with deep philosophical contents and high civic perception. (It was later adopted in America).The Whigs represented the financial interests, the cities and towns, the progressive-element, and were against any interference of the monarchy, in politics. Both of this literary works focused on the self, rather than on the society or public, which was the beginning of the. Human reason and common sense played such a significant role in this period that it is often called the age of reason. They felt that they lived in the best of all possible worlds. It is characterized by classicism in poetry, the greatest follower of the classic style was Alexander Pope. At the beginning of this period literature was chiefly created for this small society of important and influential people. Jonathan Swift also uses satire in Gullivers Travels to mock the Parliament, and in Modest.
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The same key-word reason can be found in the definition of the termEnlightenment: the period of the 18th century in Europe when certain thinkers taught that science and the use of reason would improve the human condition. To their understanding, this would do away with all the evils of society, and social harmony would be achieved. Proposal he writes about eating children as a solution to a socioeconomic problem. The Diary of Samuel Pepys is also an example of journalistic fiction. The Whigs represented the financial interests, the cities and towns, and were against any interference of the monarchy in politics. But though it was the century of wars,-they were completely different from what we understand by "war" in the 20th- 21st centuries: these were usually fought by small professional armies, and the daily lives of most people were affected hardly at all. It was during these years that the huge British Empire was built. The upper classes and the middle classes in Britain during this age felt more complacent than they had ever felt before or since. It seems quite natural, that the atmosphere of this kind encouraged comedy, satire in verse and prose, pleasant little essays, and criticism, but it did not encourage poetry, because this society did not expect from literature anything private or intimate.